Harrogate’s MP Andrew Jones has called on the Prime Minister to support Harrogate Town’s campaign to move non-league finals day.

Town are due to play in the FA Trophy final at Wembley on 3rd May, in a match delayed from last year, but that’s before spectators will be allowed in.

Boris Johnson has said he hopes the FA will listen to the pleas from fans, to delay the game by a few weeks so they can attend.

Speaking to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Andrew Jones MP said…

“On 3 May, Wembley is scheduled to host the finals of the FA Vase and FA Trophy—not from this season, but delayed a year from the last one.

“But that date means that no fans can go, even though a trip to Wembley to follow their team is like a holy grail, especially for the smaller clubs.

“The MPs for the clubs involved—the right hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones), the hon. Member for Jarrow (Kate Osborne), my hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Rebecca Harris) and myself—have raised this with the Football Association.

“Will the Prime Minister join us in encouraging those scheduling the matches to do all they can to move the date, so that the fans can attend?”

Boris Johnson replied…

I hope very much that the Football Association will have listened carefully to what my hon. Friend has said and that they will do what they can. I look forward to 17 May, when spectators, according to the road map, may return.

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